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“It was extremely hot inside the restaurant, very unpleasant ..”

Cedar Reef Fish Camp
Ranked #20 of 244 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
South Florida, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“It was extremely hot inside the restaurant, very unpleasant ..”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

The worst part was that it was extremely hot in the restaurant, it made enjoying our dinner very unpleasant.

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, the service was EXCELLENT.

In our opinion the shrimp and grits.... grilled shrimp was great but the grits very very thick and could have very well passed for instant grits out of a box. The lobster and scallop Lasagna..... was their special that night, it was very tasty, though I could find lots of big pieces of meat it appeared to be fake crab, and definitely not lobster, a few little scallops, but I guess what can you expect for $10

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Livingston, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise in a Strip Mall”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We saw an add for this restaurant in a local paper and decided to stop there while in Venice. We were pleasantly surprised to find such a delightful restaurant with a nautical interior. The food was great. I had strip clams for an appetizer with shrimp and grits for my main entrée. They both were prepared very well. My husband had oysters on the half shell and a basket of fried oysters for his entrée. He enjoyed his meal as well. The wait staff were very pleasant. I would definitely go back again.

  • Visited October 2013
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Nokomis, Florida, USA
1 review
“Great seafood & Quaint Atmosphere”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

I have just recently moved to the area and received this restaurant as a recommendation. It is really good.

Visited October 2013
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Irvine, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Value for money and great food”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Cedar Reef Fish Camp is one of these little hidden gems located within a strip mall in South Venice adjacent to the US 41. It is however well worth seeking out.
The interior of the restaurant is not fancy but it is comfortable and clean. The wait staff are all good and always welcoming.
They have a specials menu and each day of the week a different item is the special - usually for $10. My favourite is the blackened redfish which I have had a number of times and it is always delicious.
They also have a happy hour which I think expires at 6 pm during which they sell $2 draughts.
All in all if you are looking for great fish at a reasonable price, give The aCedar Reef Fish Camp in Venice a chance.

  • Visited October 2013
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Englewood, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good fish dishes, reasonably priced”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

My husband and I have eaten there several times. Very nice with extremely helpful and friendly staff. I always have the Salmon marinated in bourbon,pineapple etc. Just excellent.
The restaurant even has outdoor seating.

Each day they have specials which usually run about $10.00 per entree.

  • Visited October 2013
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